Pace Centre continues to provide essential services to the community at a modified capacity. Some of our staff continue to work remotely in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and our office has begun supporting some clients in person, while following the guidelines recommended by the Government of Alberta, and the Chief Medical officer to ensure that those impacted by sexual violence in our community receive safe and appropriate supports throughout this crisis.

The Pace Therapy team is providing in-person therapeutic support sessions when appropriate. Crisis Intervention, Intake and Psychological Support sessions are being provided over-the-phone and online by appointment only. To schedule an intake appointment or for crisis intervention support please email leanne@pacecentre.com or call the Pace office at 780-539-6692

Pace psycho-educational and support groups, including Kids Konnect, Caring Dads, and Intergenerational Healing: A Trauma Informed Approach to Parenting are currently on hold. Opportunities to restart in person groups adhering to COVID safety protocols are being explored at this time.

Women’s Support Group is currently being offered virtually each Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. To register or for questions please email leanne@pacecentre.com or call the office at 780-539-6692 to schedule an intake.
Our Family Support team continues to offer a range of both in person and virtual supports via phone, text, and video to home.

Our Safe Visitation team is offering supervised visits at a reduced capacity in order to ensure the safety and well being of the children, families, and staff. We are currently exploring the possibility of adding an additional day for clients to access the Safe Visitation Program. For more information contact the Safe Visitation Coordinator at marlene@pacecentre.com or call the office at 780-539-6692. 

Pace Public Education and Awareness is currently working to shift our Community Support Training offerings in order to be able to facilitate this invaluable training using online formats of service delivery. Updates will be provided as Trainings become available. For more information contact our Public Education Coordinator at Public_Ed_Coordinator@pacecentre.com or call the office at 780-539-6692 to speak with Denay.

 

 

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Welcome to Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault, & Trauma Centre

At Pace we believe that anyone dealing with sexual assault, sexual abuse, crisis or trauma has the right to access skilled, caring and professional supports and services.

 

Building safe and caring communities through support and education

 

Sexual Assault and Trauma Programs

Pace Sexual Assault and Trauma programs provide short-term counselling or longer-term therapy, to address trauma experienced in various forms, as a child, youth or adult. Pace employs a highly trained staff of therapists who have a specific set of specialized skills in providing trauma therapy. Clinical supervision is provided directly to therapists in support of ethical high-quality therapeutic practice.

Support Programs

Pace Support Programs provide a variety of specialized services aimed at educating and empowering clients, improving access to services, and fostering the development of safe and caring natural support networks for clients, in Grande Prairie and the Northwest region of Alberta. Pace Support Programs address a variety of client needs and often work in partnership with diverse regional government, not for profit, private workers, and service providers, to ensure client specific wrap-around services.

Public Awareness Programs

Public Awareness Programs include a variety of informational presentations, which range in focus from educating children and youth about childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence, to providing developmentally delayed and/or disabled individuals and their caregivers with educational supports to recognize healthy boundaries, safe and unsafe actions, and sexual harassment. The purpose of the Public Awareness Program is to affect community members attitudes and behaviors surrounding sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in a way that reduces these issues and their impact.

Community Support Training

Pace Community Support Training is dedicated towards improving services offered within our community by offering leading-edge training in best practice for community members, professionals, students, first responders, and frontline workers in our region. Workshops are facilitated by skilled, caring, and enthusiastic professionals with decades of training and experience, making this training invaluable.

Sex Trade Offender Program (STOP)

STOP is a post-court diversion program for first time offending sex buyers. Participants agree to spend a full day hearing directly about how sex trade survivors, families, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities are harmed by their actions. Each community partner is responsible for presenting different aspects of the impact purchasing sex has on the individual, the family, the community, and society. The Grande Prairie STOP program is presented in partnership with Grande Prairie RCMP, the Crown Prosecutor, Probation, Alberta Health Services, and ACT Medical.

 

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“When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.”
Rabindranath Tagore